sequester the automatic spending cuts remain an outstanding issue. and kind of got thrown into the mix again today. you know, the president in that appearance in the executive office building today in front of a supportive crowd, not really a press conference, more of like a minirally, talked about the sequester and his desire to have any delay in the sequester paid for with revenue increases. you know, i talked to a few house members just a few moments ago. not only ot tone of the president's presentation, but also that demand which they consider move og the goalpost even though democrats dispute that on the issue of the sequester, a lot of them are really, really mad about it, judy. and they thought the president was twisting the knife, was goading them, was ridiculing them in front of the public. it made some of them, frankly, very, very angry. i was told how does that affect a deal in a practical sense. probably not much. but this sequester is, you know, it's a big part of the fiscal cliff.